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[DIGEST: Science Alert, EurekAlert, Sciencetimes, AAAS, Scientific American, UNOS]

Organ donation often fails because organs are viable for a small window of time after removal, typically only a few hours. A cryopreservation procedure—and new thawing technique, in particular—could lengthen that period up to several years, potentially solving the organ match problem and saving millions of lives.

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